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The Haven

The Murgitroyd Foundation provided vital funds to community food larders The Haven in Stonehaven to keep their doors open during the pandemic.

Julia Morton, the Keeper of The Haven, said

“A generous contribution of £4,000 gave us the grace of space by paying our rent when the income we usually generate suddenly stopped due to lockdown. The Murgitroyd Foundation support was invaluable to our community food larder and ensured that everyone, and anyone, had access to fresh produce,”

The assistance allowed this organisation to do the following: 

  • Support nearly 7,000 visits to the larder for people to take what they need and give what they can. 
  • Redistributed over 12,000kgs of fresh food that would otherwise go to waste to vulnerable people in our community. 
  • Offer volunteer opportunities to nearly 50 Haven Helpers 
  • Provide vital face-to-face signposting support including situations like fuel poverty, domestic abuse and Covid-related challenges like grief, self-isolation and loneliness.  

Julia added: “We have a motto in the larder that dignity is in the details, and we appreciate the dignified way the Foundation empowers us to focus on what we do best as an organisation: creating, nurturing, and supporting the community spirit.  

We are grateful to The Murgitroyd Foundation for appearing when we needed them the most.  Just when we were facing our darkest time, they literally found a way to keep our lights on.” 

Please visit The Haven’s website to find out more about the work they do in their community.